Vladimir Putin
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, with World War II veterans and prominent motor biker Alexander Zaldostanov, second left, attends an opening ceremony of newly built fountain called Children Dancing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The fountain is a replica of a fountain which miraculously survived in heavy bombing in Stalingrad in 1942. The original fountain survived until 1951. This year Russia celebrated the 70th anniversary of the

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies for two and a half months in Sochi around the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT